What yelp buyer gets would not only be the failing business but all the intangibles that comes with it, which includes the hatred from thousands of small businesses that yelp has hurt and tons of bad will with their potential customers. They have hurt so many people over the years that it's coming home to roost. It may take more time for bad karma to return to Yelp, but it will be for whoever that is buying this POS company.
This POS depends on free users to extort small businesses to advertise with them. Unfortunately, the game is up and the small businesses are holding their ground and fighting back. They are still fighting small businesses that are defamed by withholding the lying poster's identities in court. Why should any legitimate honest small business want to associate with these trashy people. I intentionally boycott and tell those in my industry to boycott yelp advertisers that need yelp to lie for them. Yelp will meet its fate.